- Colorado Springs ranked 14th “best run City in America” by 24/7wallst.
- Colorado Springs ranked 6th in cleanest air in the U.S. according to CNN Health.
- Colorado Springs ranked 4th best community, by Fast Company in 2012.
- Colorado Springs ranked in the top 15 “cleanest cities” in the U.S. by AL
Quality of Life
What makes Colorado Springs so amazing is the ability to experience nature in the middle of a metropolitan area, and mountains just a few minutes away from downtown. Colorado Springs offers a remarkable outdoor lifestyle in all seasons, from hiking or biking in open spaces within the city to skiing just a short drive away.
Arts & Culture
Summer means Shakespeare in Colorado Springs thanks to UCCS Theatre Works, who’s Productions have been called by Shakespeare Quarterly “As the best in the world” there are other theatre companies providing a wide array of shows to include Star Bar Players, The Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre, Manitou Art Theatre, and more. Several film festivals throughout the year provide opportunities to see lesser known works. The local music culture really shines as free concerts throughout Colorado Springs provide nearly a hundred opportunities to hear live Jazz, The Blues, Rock & Roll and more in parks and other outdoor venues. At the heart of the family arts scene is the Kennedy center imagination celebration, providing year round arts and educational programs for the young and young at heart.
Area Attractions & Recreations
Pikes Peak Cog Rail Way will take you up to an elevation of 14,110 feet at the top of Pikes Peak. And the Cave of The Winds will descend you into the colorful depths of Colorado a sight you must see.. Garden of the Gods Park is very popular for hiking, technical rock climbing, road and mountain biking, horseback riding and simply sightseeing and picnicking. It attracts more than two million visitors a year and is the city’s most visited park. Seven Falls and Helen Hunt Falls are both minutes from downtown and a great place to just take a drive. The North Pole mountain amusement park and Santa’s Work Shop are just up the mountain on I-24 in Woodland Park. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is also a wonderful place to spend the day, to be enjoyed year round with seasonal activities and events that are planned.